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18 January 2004

Daily Star (Dhaka) / AFP Mumbai

Former Ireland president Mary Robinson said yesterday development and human rights groups had launched an international campaign for a treaty to control small arms, along the lines of the Landmine Convention. "Really, small arms are the weapons of mass destruction. There are more than 600 million in circulation," said Robinson, a former UN Commissioner for Human Rights. "There are incredible deaths which I had witnessed personally in East Timor, in Africa, Columbia.... (

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